Ladaro Morrell Figures Jr., a 24-year-old black man, was shot and killed Saturday, July 9, in the 2700 block of West Lantana Street in Compton, according to Los Angeles County coroner’s records.
Figures and a friend were sitting in the front seats of his parked, four-door sedan when two men with guns walked up on either side of the vehicle around 1:14 p.m., said Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Lt. Eddie Hernandez.
The car was parked on the street in front of a house belonging to the friend’s relative, with Figures behind the wheel and his friend in the passenger seat, Hernandez said.
Investigators don’t know if the men said anything before they pulled out their guns. “One suspect opened fire from the passenger’s side and the other from the driver’s side,” Hernandez said.
Figures was struck multiple times in ...